Proverbs 16:25

25 There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.

Proverbs 16:25 in Other Translations

KJV
25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
ESV
25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.
NLT
25 There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.
MSG
25 There's a way that looks harmless enough; look again - it leads straight to hell.
CSB
25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it is the way of death.

Proverbs 16:25 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 16:25

There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end
thereof [are] the ways of death.
] The same is said in ( Proverbs 14:12 ) , and is here repeated because of the excellence, importance, and usefulness of the observation, and to excite an attention to it; that men may be more diligent to look into their ways, and be more cautious where and how they walk, and be more considerate and thoughtful of the issue of them. (See Gill on Proverbs 14:12).

Proverbs 16:25 In-Context

23 The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction.
24 Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
25 There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.
26 The appetite of laborers works for them; their hunger drives them on.
27 A scoundrel plots evil, and on their lips it is like a scorching fire.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Proverbs 12:15
  • 2. Esther 3:6; Proverbs 14:12